Oneness With Christ

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The oneness of believers with Christ and with each other was brought about by His resurrection "from the dead.”
As soon as He left the grave, He said to Mary Magdalene, "Go to My brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto My Father, and your Father; and to My God, and your God." John 20:1717Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God. (John 20:17).
Never were such words uttered before; indeed, they could not be uttered, because this blessed relationship did not exist till the Lord Jesus died and rose again. He said, "I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!" He could not tell them what He so longed that they should know till He had passed through death and resurrection.
What a glorious position believers are in. They are associated with Christ forever, and soon will be with Him in eternal glory. It is only the question of a few short days at the most, and then they will see His face and hear His voice, and be with Him, and like Him forevermore. (Phil. 3:20-2120For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: 21Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. (Philippians 3:20‑21).)
Believers are now in this little interval between these two great events—the cross and the glory—forever delivered by the one and hastening on to the other, and at any moment they may be called away from this scene, to take their places with Himself in the glory. He "shall change our vile body, and fashion it like unto His glorious body.”
May all who know the joy of this blessed hope be kept very true and real for Himself and very separate from this evil world, till He comes. H. Tuggy